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If You Really Want to Hear About It | Ep #002

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The new music podcast I started last week is quickly becoming one of my favorite things to do. iTunes keeps rejecting it, but you can add it to your subscriptions manually by clicking the link below store, or copy the RSS feed and paste it into whatever thing you use to listen to things like podcasts. 

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Episode #002 Tracklist:
1. Gauntlet Hair: "Heave"
2. Middle Brother: "Blue Eyes"
3. The Smiths: "This Charming Man" (Peel Session 9/14/83)
4. Pix: "A Way to Say Goodbye"
5. Green on Red: "Cheap Wine"
6. Summer Heart: "I Wanna Go"
7. Pretty Girls Make Graves: "The Get Away"
8. The Menzingers: "Casey"

If You Really Want To Hear About It | Ep #001

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After about six years of pondering the idea, I launched a music podcast in less than 2 hours. The results probably reflect that level of investment, but I'm pretty happy with them for the moment. Here's a track list for the inaugural episode: 

1. Ryan Adams: "When the Summer Ends"
2. The Ocean Blue: "Somewhere Between Something and Nothing"
3. Trailer Trash Tracys: "Wish You Were Red"
4. The Replacements: "Can't Hardy Wait (Acoustic Outtake)
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: "Skeleton"
6. Jawbreaker: "Oyster"
7. Osoosoo: "Expiration Date"
8. The Men: "High and Lonesome"
9. Cloud Nothings: "I'm Not Part of Me"

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Nothing Is Real But the Girl

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As origin stories go, it's not a very exciting one: 

A man with a few minutes to kill is offered a "Create A Superhero" template by his wife (part of a teen program she's planning at the library where she works). He considers the vast arrary of super powers already well represented in comic characters before landing on a capability he would appreciate in his own daily life. He cobbles together a few one-liners into something resembling a backstory and adds a dash of visual inspiration from Debbie Harry (because who wouldn't?). And then there's Harmony. 

Not very exciting, but a lot of fun. 

Superhero Name: Harmony

Origin Story: While attempting to rescue her mother's record collection from a nursing home fire, the melted vinyl fused with Harmony's bloodstream, giving her the uncanny ability to instantly create music at any time, which she uses to calm tensions and resolve conflicts big and small. 

Tragic Flaw: MP3s sound to her like nails on a chalkboard.

Superhero Personality: Wise-crackin'

Secret Identity: Cassie Ramone, high school music teacher

Archenemy: The Auto-Tune Army